Losing weight is never easy. For most people, a log of their workout and exercise routine will help to keep them on track and it will help with honesty.
Sometimes we will fool ourselves into believing we have put in a lot more effort that we actually have and we will convince ourselves that ‘I really don’t eat that much’.
When you keep a weight loss journal or a workout journal this can help get the job done a lot faster and maybe easier. with a written record of progress, you may be more willing to continue on your path of trying to get fit and healthy as well as lose some weight.
A journal will also help you realize your progress or your lack of progress. A written record of actual efforts, time spent in the gym and the results will have a greater impact on your efforts than trying to go back in your mind and assess your progress and remember exactly what you have done.
Without a workout journal, you mind will deceive you. Your journal can help you to keep an accurate account of miles walked, jogged or swam.
This actual reference can keep you motivated when you think you are wasting your time and effort because of a not recognized plateau.
Keep at it and don’t give up. Write in you journal everyday or several times per day to give yourself the most encouragement.
Usually it takes around 20 days for a habit to stick, good or bad.
Write for at least this long before you make a decision about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of workout and recordings.
When you start your journal, be honest, accurate and refer to it often. Especially if you are beginning to feel the least bit discouraged. Soon you will soon find yourself where you have always wanted to be — fit, healthy and looking good.